Good tidings, merriment at Winterwalk

Carolyn BertschFeatured News, News, St. Joseph0 Comments

photo by Carolyn BertschMoved by the live jazz band playing the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Wesley Hazen, 2, grabs the hands of Eddie Marie Thomes, 2, (left) and Sophia Nordmann, 1, to dance Nov. 30 at the St. Joseph Winterwalk event. All three children are from St. Joseph. photo by Carolyn BertschThere was a new tree and location for

Girl Scouts from the ’70, ’80s plan reunion

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Newsleaders staff report news@newsleaders.com Were you a Girl Scout in the ‘70s and ‘80s in St. Joseph area? If so, former Troop Leaders Delores Giroux and Sharon Toogood Froehle would love to see you again.   The event will be from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Giroux’s home, 103 Minnesota St. E. RSVP  by Thursday, Dec. 20, to Froehle at 320-493-8493

Veterans profiles will mark American Legion’s 100th anniversary

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The American Legion will be celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. In addition to national and statewide activities commemorating this milestone, American Post 328 of St. Joseph is planning a number of festive and patriotic activities for the community.   One of those special events will be profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is

Jeff Howe sworn in to the Senate

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contributed photoLt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach (left) issues the oath of office to Jeff Howe (right) as his brother, John Howe (center) looks on. Howe (R-Rockville) was sworn in to the Minnesota Senate on Dec. 11. Howe, who was elected in a November special election for the seat formerly held by Fischbach, represents District 13, which includes communities in Benton and

Author of new book caddied for O.J.

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com When he was a kid playing with buddies on a farm near Milaca, little did Mitchell Mesko know that he would one day, years later, meet a football hero who figured in one of his rough-and-tumble kids’ games. The hero was O.J. Simpson, and so many years later Mesko, much to his astonishment, served as his

Dec. 14 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department. Dec. 5

Church of St. Joseph raises $1.63 million for capital campaign

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The Church of St. Joseph raised $1.63 million during a capital campaign to renovate their sanctuary, the parish announced Dec. 10. The parish had set a stretch goal of $1.5 million. “As with any very old building, you never know what surprises we might encounter during construction,” said Dean Budde, campaign co-chair, in a statement. “We are thankful for the

Special events highlight Country Lights Festival

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A visit from Santa and a variety of games attracted visitors to the annual Country Lights Festival around Lake Francis on Dec. 8.The display, which includes 75,000 – 100,000 lights, continues through December.  Additions this year include two large igloos, eight 20-foot trees, and a 20- by 20-foot Warming Lodge that organizers hope will make everyone feel at home when they